Guest Writer

Side Hustle #70: Making Rings and Jewelry Out of Coins!

May 19, 2017
Thumbnail image for Side Hustle #70: Making Rings and Jewelry Out of Coins!

[Okay guys, I think I finally found the PERFECT side hustle for us money nerds ;) Making money from money itself! Haha… The full circle of financial life! And here to amaze us with all his artsy wizardry, is Michael Bonard – founder of Money-Rings.com who shows us the ins and outs today. If you enjoy this, consider supporting his Kickstarter page so he can continue […]

44 comments [Check out the full article]

Financial Confessional: “I’ve Spent over $40,000 on Amazon”

May 5, 2017
Thumbnail image for Financial Confessional: “I’ve Spent over $40,000 on Amazon”

[Our Financial Confession series continues! Up today, Mrs. BITA from BayalisIsTheAnswer.com who shares something I guarantee 99 % of us can relate to – being an Amazon shopaholic ;) When you’re done reading this, see if you can muster enough courage to check out *your* Amazon grand totals too! We might all be pretty surprised…] ******* I’m going to give you a peek into our […]

75 comments [Check out the full article]

How One Bad Relationship Nearly Destroyed My Rags To Riches Story

April 17, 2017
Thumbnail image for How One Bad Relationship Nearly Destroyed My Rags To Riches Story

[Welcome back from the holiday! Got a guest post for y’all today by Mrs. Mad Money Monster while I’m still stuck in slow down mode over here. She shares her story for us on relationships gone awry – both romantic and financial – but hey, at least she now gets some great blog posts out of it, eh? ;) Take it away MMM… Thanks for […]

71 comments [Check out the full article]

10 Things I Didn’t Expect in Early Retirement

April 7, 2017
Thumbnail image for 10 Things I Didn’t Expect in Early Retirement

[Happy Friday! Please welcome today, a good blogging bud of mine, ESI from ESIMoney.com. He recently retired at 52 and gained a whole new appreciation for what life has to offer. And spoiler alert: it doesn’t involve money or a high-powered career! Both of which he retired from once he realized enough was enough (his “enough,” btw? $3 million :)) Take it away, ESI!] ******** […]

111 comments [Check out the full article]

Why I Stopped Extreme Couponing

March 24, 2017
Thumbnail image for Why I Stopped Extreme Couponing

[Happy Friday! Here’s a little ditty on Mrs. Picky Pincher‘s love/hate relationship with extreme couponing – something I’m sure we’ve all thought about and/or tried at some point ourselves! Let us know where you stand in the comments at the end :)] *********** I am not an extreme person. If given the choice between couch-lounging and base jumping, I will always pick my couch and […]

48 comments [Check out the full article]

An Ode to Debt

March 17, 2017
Thumbnail image for An Ode to Debt

[Sup y’all! Please enjoy this fun little ditty by resident blogger Lance who likes to stop by any time he thinks we need a quick kick in the ass ;) You might remember him from our Financial Confessional Series or perhaps his beautiful classifieds around Valentine’s Day. He’s got no shortage of opinions!] ******* Ever have a friend or co-worker that emotionally drains you every […]

28 comments [Check out the full article]

My Accidental Side Hustle: Making Frozen Meals!

March 10, 2017
Thumbnail image for My Accidental Side Hustle: Making Frozen Meals!

[Got another one for our Side Hustle Series today! This one comes to you from Dan and his wife of PenniesAndDollars.com who stumbled across a great opportunity by putting themselves out there and really just being *nice*. Two magical ingredients that can take you pretty far in life :) Hope this inspires other food lovers and cooks out there!] My wife and I make 5 […]

47 comments [Check out the full article]

Financial Confessional: “We Used to Blow Our Money on Motorcycles & Airplanes”

March 3, 2017
Thumbnail image for Financial Confessional: “We Used to Blow Our Money on Motorcycles & Airplanes”

[Welcome to another Financial Confessional! This time Amnesty stops by from Primal-Prosperity.com to share how drastically different her old life of buying toys compares to her recently found freedom. While I doubt all of us have bought planes or home music studios, I’m pretty sure we can all relate at some level ;) A good thing to think about as we head into the weekend!] […]

45 comments [Check out the full article]

Sharing My (Early) Retirement Plans With My Dad!

February 24, 2017
Thumbnail image for Sharing My (Early) Retirement Plans With My Dad!

[Heyo! Got another killer guest post lined up for y’all today, this time from long-time reader JW who now has a blog of his own over at The Green Swan.  He just had one of those amazing conversations about life and money with his father, and thought we’d might enjoy hearing how it all went down. I think he guessed right – check it out […]

86 comments [Check out the full article]

Why Work So Hard Building a Fortune and Not Protect It?

February 17, 2017
Thumbnail image for Why Work So Hard Building a Fortune and Not Protect It?

[Happy Friday! Got a fresh article from long-time reader, Gene Roberts, who you might recall from previous posts, Zen and the Art of Couples Budgeting and Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. Both of which ironically allude to motorcycles which plays a big role in today’s story. I’ll admit it IS one of those “insurance reminder” type articles, but I […]

32 comments [Check out the full article]

You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

February 10, 2017
Thumbnail image for You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

[Another Friday, another tantalizing guest post! This week we feature another one from my boy Lance who you might remember from our Financial Confessional series (he’s the one who interviewed that dude sitting in jail for stealing millions of dollars). Thought this was a good one to run today, what with Valentine’s Day coming up ;) It’s the perfect time to reevaluate your relationships! Haha…] […]

66 comments [Check out the full article]

How I Became A 401(k) Millionaire

January 20, 2017
Thumbnail image for How I Became A 401(k) Millionaire

[Hey guys! If you ever doubted the power of a 401(k), this should help remind you again ;) My man Fritz from The Retirement Manifesto stops by today to share his own story (and love!) for his 401(k), and this might just become my new default article to send to future haters! It’s brilliant!] ******* A few weeks ago, J$ shared a CNN piece on […]

68 comments [Check out the full article]

We Decided to Travel the World. But First, We Made a Serious Budget!

January 13, 2017
Thumbnail image for We Decided to Travel the World. But First, We Made a Serious Budget!

[Yo yo yo! Got another killer guest post for y’all, this time around by my new friend Chris Biggs who decided to call it quits and go travel the world with his beautiful fiancée. If this is their idea of a vacation, I can’t wait to see what they do for their honeymoon!! ;)] ****** After college I had three friends who, all separately, quit […]

60 comments [Check out the full article]

My Top 7 Disagreements With Personal Finance Experts

January 6, 2017
Thumbnail image for My Top 7 Disagreements With Personal Finance Experts

[Hey guys! Have a feisty one for you today from fellow blogger ERN at EarlyRetirementNow.com. Some of these you may disagree with, as do I (no emergency fund? Blasphemy! ;)) BUT I always love hearing other peoples’ perspectives, and Ern here can surely put up a convincing fight. Regardless of where you stand though, I hope you’ll find some takeaways here to help you in […]

109 comments [Check out the full article]